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Gustafson, Ben E.

House 1981-84 (District 7B)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 8/??/1954
Birth Place: ,
Birth County:
Birth Country:
Date of Death:
Gender: Male
Religion: United Methodist
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Duluth
Occupation (when first elected): Adolescent Counselor

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.A.; Political Science/Psychology

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

State Board/Commission/Council: Minnesota Great Lakes Commission; 1981 to 1984 [Appointed]
Municipal Board/Commission: Duluth, Minnesota (Charter Commission Member, President); 1995 to 1998

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Raula (when first elected); Terry (after leaving office)
Children: Two children: Junita and Kathleen (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Earl B. Gustafson  - Father
James Gustafson  - Uncle

GENERAL NOTES

He was a member of Forbes United Methodist Church, Proctor, Minnesota and Anona United Methodist Church, Largo, Florida.

He was Chairman of the Duluth Legislative Delegation during his 2nd term.

Television host of WDSE-TV's "Minnesota Legislative Report" for two years in the mid-1990s.

Owned and operated Gustafson Financial Group in Largo, Florida.

Religion provided by the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1981-82.

Total Days Served: 1463

SESSIONS SERVED

73rd Legislative Session (1983-1984)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/2/1982
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/4/1983 to 1/7/1985
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Legislator/Counselor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Commerce and Job Creation
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Consumer Affairs and Tourism
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judicial Administration (Chair)
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Tax Laws Division
  • Taxes: Tax Laws Division: State-Local Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee (Chair)

72nd Legislative Session (1981-1982)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 07B
Elected: 11/4/1980
Residence: Duluth
Term of Office: 1/6/1981 to 1/3/1983
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Adolescent Counselor
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Committees:
  • Commerce and Economic Development
  • Commerce and Economic Development: Consumer Affairs and Tourism
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice: Juvenile Justice and Crime Victims
  • Judiciary
  • Judiciary: Judicial Administration
  • Local and Urban Affairs: Local Government Financing
  • Taxes
  • Taxes: Local Government Aids and Bonding
  • Taxes: Tax Laws Division
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